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Academy courses are open to NYC community-based organizations, City/State agencies, and other NYC non-profit social service providers at no cost. Together, we can transform access to compassionate and culturally responsive care where it is needed most. 

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Join Vanessa Nisperos, LMSW, and Julia Bennett, LAc, on Friday, March 8, for Seeding Change: Interconnected Healing for Complex Trauma.

This single-session course explores the impacts of intergenerational, complex, and mass trauma on ourselves and our communities.

After completing this course, learners will be able to: 

  • Identify multiple forms of trauma that factor into complex trauma   
  • Understand post traumatic growth as ability to thrive   
  • Identify healing methods from one’s own culture  
  • Practice tools to process trauma reactivity and strong emotions 
  • Plan for ongoing care and learningGrow your learning pathFollowing the completion of Seeding Change, participants will be invited to apply for Deep Roots: Tools for Healing Complex Trauma, a 4-session course for deeper practice of the tools introduced here.


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